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Update on Nelson

The desire to improve is one of Nelson's most important dreams. He’s an active, enterprising man who is dedicated to his work and who has many goals he wants to reach. He’s working hard to attain a more prosperous future for his family.

He feels very happy with his business, but knows that he has to make it grow if he’s to rise out of poverty.

He is asking for a new loan to expand his transport business. He will use the loan to repair his tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled motor vehicle. He is grateful for the previous loan, which had great positive impact on his living standards. His goal is to buy a taxi.

Previous Loan Details

Nelson is a married man with three children, two of whom attend school, while one is still too young for school. He lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. His greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past three years, he has operated a tuk-tuk ... More from Nelson's previous loan »

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 708
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Nelson to repair his tuk-tuk three-wheeler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nelson. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More